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Part of an oil palm plantation at the border of intact forest. Jambi, Indonesia, December 2010. Photo by Iddy Farmer/CIFOR
Does production of oil palm, soybean, or jatropha change biodiversity and ecosystem functions in tropical forests
Authors: S. Savilaakso, Y. Laumonier, M.R. Guariguata, R. Nasi
CIFOR Working Paper no. 167 (2014)
Methods/design. In this review, we will assess the current state of knowledge of the impact of three first generation biofuel crops – oil palm, soybean, and jatropha – on the biodiversity and ecosystem functions of the tropical forests.
We will look at the additional comparison of impacts from industrial versus smallholder plantations, and will compare the mitigation potential of different standards related to biofuel production. We will consider both qualitative and quantitative primary studies as well as descriptive reports that compare land conversion for target crop production with other land uses or land cover types.
Both before/after and site comparison studies will be included, and biodiversity indicators to be assessed are species richness, abundance, and plant and animal community composition. If there is enough data, quantitative meta-analysis will be performed. Otherwise results will be summarized narratively.
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